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Restoration and regeneration, Marine Lake, Southport

Restoration and regeneration, Marine Lake, Southport

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Restoration and regeneration, Marine Lake, Southport

The Marine Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the whole of England. The South Marine Lake opened in 1887 and the North Lake in 1892 and in 1895 both lakes were joined. The Venetian bridge was constructed in 1931 as a ‘linear route’ across the Marine Lake. It consists of three spans with the outer spans being flat and the central span being arched.  In 2012, the gardens were awarded £5.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sefton Council as part of the 'Parks for People Programme. This prestigious scheme is the largest single investment in parks by the Heritage Lottery Fund in the North West. The gardens have been restored to their former glory with Victorian shelters and the Venetian Bridge showcasing the beauty of the park, the gardens have sprung to life with an array of colourful flowerbeds and displays, lovingly maintained by the community. This image was photographed with a Bronica ETRS medium format film camera loaded with Kodak Portra colour ISO 400 120mm roll film. I developed the film myself and scanned the negative into my computer. In post-production I converted the image to black and white.

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